Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Homostinea curviliniella Dietz, 1905
* phylogenetic sequence #009025
Explanation of Names
Specific name curviliniella from Latin meaning "curved line", referring to the conspicuous forewing spots that form a curved line.
4-5 mm long. Wing span 9 to 12 mm.
Head: Long yellow tufts of hair (rough scaled). Palpi dark brown, folded; scaled on underside.
Antenna: Long - two-thirds the length of forewings. Dark brown, thick but simple on both male and female.
Thorax: Dark brown.
Wings: Narrow, yellowish, speckled with brown. Base of costa margin dark brown to mid wing. Some whitish scales from mid margin to tip. Brown broken line extends from center of mid wing to tip. Wing tip slightly speckled with brown, but not a definite row. Fringe long, yellow, dusted with dark brown. Hindwings and fringe grayish-black.
Legs: Yellowish gray, hind shins (tibiae) darker, rough-haired (scaled).
Abdomen: Abdomen entirely grayish-brown.
Similar Species: Tinea apicimaculella identical except for a row of black dots all along wing tip.
Records from much of the eastern half of the United States and Arizona. (1)
Reaches Great Lakes area, Ontario and Manitoba later in the season.
Two generation in the south - April and Sep to November.
One generation later in season in the north.
Debris, fungus, rotted vegetation
Syntype male by Dietz, 1905, #2866. Locality: Dist. of Columbia.
Syntype male by Dietz, 1905, #2866. Locality: Onaga, Kansas.
Syntype male by Dietz, 1905, #2866. Locality: Vowells Mill, Louisiana.
All in the Museum of Comparative Zoology under MCZ#2866
usually has a row of black spots around apex and a distinct orbicular spot.
Dietz, Wm. G. 1905. Revision of the genera and species of the tineid subfamilies Amydriinae and Tineinae inhabiting North America. Transactions of the American Entomological Society
, 31: 71 (3)
Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 1905, Vol. 31 pg. 71 by Dietz.
Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, 1923, Memoir #68, pg. 138: Lepidoptera of New York and Neighboring States by William T. M. Forbes.
Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, 1989-1992, Vol. 152, Harvard University Cambridge, Mass. MCZ Microlepidoptera Types by Miller and Hodges, pg. 51.